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Old 02-08-2012, 01:58 AM   #11
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JonM, the CZ97B is only 10+1. I'm not sure why their design is so limited in terms of capacity, but it is. That kinda take it out of my list. Otherwise I would just go with a 1911 Gov.

The XD 5" is starting to look really good because of the price and barrel length. The XDM 5.25" has funky sights for use outside of competitions and the range. I'm a little concerned still about the grip size on all of these.

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I have the FNP tactical and the competition model. I couldn't be happier. 15+1 rnds of .45 is a lot of fire power. Recoil is extremely manageable and they have the interchangeable backstraps.

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Have you taken a look at STI?

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I know you said you've taken the CZ off of your list due to it's 10+1 capacity but if I may suggest the M&P45, very similar to the 1911 though it is a 10+1 standard. I believe 13 or 14-round magazines are available.

From your list I am a huge fan of the Glock 21. Mine is about 3 years old and while not a bunch it has over 5,000 rounds of all sorts of ammo through it without a hitch. It is a wide-body but the gun just simply shoots, shoots softly and shoot very well. Mags, holsters and just about every other conceivable accessory is available for it without much hassle.

Those 2, the G21 and the M&P45, are my favorite pistols even over my 1911 which had been my baby for a long time!

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The Glock 21 is excellent. I've owned one for nearly 15 years. I replaced the factory barrel with a cut rifled barrel to make it easier to clean after shooting cast lead bullets.

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Glock 21.....2nd gen with countless thousands of rounds. No malfunctions....this is an awesome weapon

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Something I have been VERY surprised by is the weakness of the accessory market for the Springfield XD/XDM line when compared to the market for Glock accessories. Especially holsters. I'm not talking about IWB or other concealed holsters, though. I'm just talking about low-ride OWB holsters, such as duty holsters of drop-leg thigh holsters. Almost every such holster has a Glock 21 model, but only a few few have an XD45 model and almost none have a specific XDM45 model.

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I love my XD45 Service and Compact models. They are a great high capacity light weight .45 caliber pistol. Never been a fan of the Glock. Everyone swears by them but they are not for me. I even looked in to a S&W M&P. I have a Sig P220 that was one of my first CCW handguns, but if you are looking for a high cap .45 you will have to look at a different pistol. I thought about getting a Para P-14 but due to it size and weight I went a different route. Now I carry XD45C or a Sig P226R in 9mm. Good luck in your search, but with it really comes down to it what you are comfortable carrying and more important, what you can shoot.
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